Streets of the World, Hardback Book

Streets of the World Hardback


200 countries; one street each; seven years of travelling and collecting photos, stories, facts and figures about each country. This is not just another photography book. It reveals everything that a street means to society: education, wisdom, youth, experience, happiness, stories, food, and so much more.

This is the raw material of life, drawn directly from the experiences of the Belgian photographer Jeroen Swolfs. Seeing the street as a unifying theme, he travelled in search of that one street in each place - sometimes by a harbour or a railway station - that comprised the country as a whole.

Each stunning image conveys culture, colours, rituals, even the history of the city and country where he found them.

Swolfs sees the street as a universal meeting place, a platform of crowds, a centre of news and gossip, a place of work, and a playground for children.

Swolfs's streets are a matrix for community; his photographs are published at a time when the unique insularity of local communities everywhere has never been more under threat.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 408 pages, 400 colour, 250 b&w
  • Publisher: Lannoo
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  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9789089897459

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